SPENSER, Edmund. The Faerie Queen: The Shepheards Calendar: Together with the other works of England's Arch-Poet. London: H.L. for Mathew Lownes, 1617.
2° in 6s (283 x 188mm.). General title within historiated woodcut border, 14 parts, 11 with separate titles (the first A1 has been cancelled), numerous woodcut illustrations and vignettes (extreme outer margin of title and dedication neatly repaired). Antique-style blind-stamped morocco, spine lettered in gilt, g.e. by Riviere. Provenance: Oliver Brett (armorial bookplate).
The second and third printing of the Collected Works mostly made-up from sheets of the 1611 edition. Johnson 19 Group IV. The second part Faerie Queene dated 1612; Shepheards Calender 1617; Mother Hubberds Tale, 1613; Amoretti and others, 1617. STC 23085